Year of Call: 2012
Tony joined Central Chambers in April 2018 following an offer to undertake common law pupillage and began his second-six (practising six) on 9th October 2018, specialising in criminal law under the supervision of Benjamin Knight.
Before commencing pupillage, Tony obtained experience in many diverse and complex areas of law. He has worked as a freelance County Court advocate, representing clients before District Judges across the North West daily, in a wide range of civil applications.
He later joined a local Citizens Advice Bureau as a debt caseworker, drawing from his previous court experience to advise and represent clients in one of the most deprived communities in Greater Manchester.
Tony therefore brings a wealth of experience with him to the Bar in fields including crime, contract, commercial, housing (including rent & mortgage possession), insolvency, personal injury, regulatory & professional discipline, welfare benefits, enforcement proceedings, and costs.
Since April 2018, Tony has already obtained a great deal of experience assisting in the preparation and conduct of hearings in the criminal courts. Tony has shadowed barristers prosecuting and defending at trials before Magistrates’ Courts, and has worked on cases at the Crown Court involving allegations of serious violence, drugs and sexual offences.
Tony hopes to expand on his diverse advocacy and advisory experience in practice at the Bar, and looks forward to receiving instructions during his second six months of pupillage.
“Throughout his first six, Tony has been given ongoing advocacy assessment and training, significantly in excess of the minimum required by the Bar Standards Board and Bar Council. He has taken a hands-on role in case preparation and analysis. I have been very impressed with his ability. In short, I rate him.” – Benjamin Knight
Tony will be available to accept instructions from 9 October 2018.
2011 –2012: Nottingham Trent University
BPTC – Very Competent
Outstanding results in Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Opinion Writing
2007 –2010: Bangor University
LLB Law (Hons) – First Class
Articles by Tony Williams include:
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